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Doubles, Mixed

Date 4 September 1972
StatusOlympic (non-medal)
LocationVolleyballhalle, Olympiapark, München
Participants14 from 7 countries

Only seven mixed teams started with the event won by the British pair of Derek Talbot and Gillian Gilks. They would win the All-England title in 1973 and 1976-77. Gilks also won that title in 1969, as Gillian Perrin, and alongside Roger Mills, and in 1982 and 1984, alongside Martin Dew. She was also a 12-time European Champion between 1972-86, including winning the triple of singles, doubles, and mixed in 1974 and 1976. Talbott was also a four-time European Champion, and four-time gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games, but won most of his titles alongside Gilks.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Great BritainGBR
Derek TalbotGillian Gilks
2DenmarkDEN
Svend PriUlla Strand
=3West GermanyFRG
Roland MaywaldBrigitte Steden
=3IndonesiaINA
Christian HadinataUtami Dewi
=5JapanJPN
Ippei KojimaNoriko Nakayama
=5SwedenSWE
Sture JohnssonEva Twedberg
=5Mixed team 1MIX
Elliot Stuart (GBR) • Joke van Beusekom (NED)

Round One (4 September 1972)

Match #1 Derek Talbot / Gillian GilksGBR 2 – 0Ippei Kojima / Noriko NakayamaJPN
Match #2 Roland Maywald / Brigitte StedenFRG 2 – 0Sture Johnsson / Eva TwedbergSWE
Match #3 Christian Hadinata / Utami DewiINA 2 – 1Elliot Stuart (GBR) / Joke van Beusekom (NED)MIX

Semi-Finals (4 September 1972)

Match #1 Derek Talbot / Gillian GilksGBR 2 – 0Roland Maywald / Brigitte StedenFRG
Match #2 Svend Pri / Ulla StrandDEN 2 – 0Christian Hadinata / Utami DewiINA